|Team Outlook and Scouting Report|
SEASON FORECASTS AND FUTURES PICKS
There are 3 teams who have 30/1, 3.2% odds to win the World Series. Our projection recommends not betting on them to win it all. Their 1.3% chance is #11 in the league. In simulations, they win the AL 3.6% of the time and are not a good value at 15/1, 6.2%. They are projected to win 94 games and go over their pre-season futures line of 81.5. Their playoff chances stand at 79.4% (0% to win the division). Their average wins per simulation puts them at #5 in the AL.
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REGULAR SEASON RECAP AND UPCOMING GAMES
Based on money line odds their expected record at this point of the season is 70.8-66.2. At 79-58 they ahead of expectations. If you bet on them to win every game you would be up big (+984 units). They are one of the best teams against the spread (76-61) for a +985 profit. Their under-over record is 73-61 with 3 pushes. They are favored in their upcoming game vs the Los Angeles Angels. The table below shows their upcoming games, their simulation based win percentage and their recent head to head record (WL, ATS, OU).
TEAM STATISTICAL STRENGTHS AND WEAKNESSES
Their record should be slightly better. Their average run differential is +0.85 which ranks #4 in the AL, but their rank based on win percentage is #5. They are the #4 ranked team in run differential (based on all teams' road stats). This is the same ranking they have among home teams. Their average run differential in their past 12 games is +1.75 which ranks them #3 over this stretch, slightly better than overall.
TEAM STATS PER GAME (League Rank):
ALLOWED TO OPPOSING TEAMS (Lower # is Better):
TEAM FANTASY LEADERS
The table below show the most valuable fantasy players on the team led by Matt Chapman who is projected to be the #6 third baseman the rest of the season. The Better Option column shows the player directly above him and the Better Than column shows the player directly below him in the projected position rankings.
|30||Anderson, Brett||SP||6-3||230||02/01/1988||11||No College|
|15||Bailey, Homer||SP||6-4||225||05/03/1986||13||No College|
|79||Barrera, Luis||LF||6-0||205||11/15/1995||0||No College|
|1||Barreto, Franklin||2B||5-10||200||02/27/1996||3||No College|
|58||Blackburn, Paul||RP||6-1||200||12/04/1993||3||No College|
|49||Bolt, Skye||CF||6-2||187||01/15/1994||1||North Carolina|
|65||Brown, Seth||LF||6-3||215||07/13/1992||1||No College|
|52||Buchter, Ryan||RP||6-4||232||02/13/1987||5||No College|
|26||Chapman, Matt||3B||6-0||220||04/28/1993||3||No College|
|2||Davis, Khris||DH||5-11||203||12/21/1987||7||No College|
|35||Diekman, Jake||RP||6-4||205||01/21/1987||8||No College|
|50||Fiers, Mike||SP||6-2||202||06/15/1985||9||No College|
|8||Grossman, Robbie||LF||6-0||215||09/16/1989||7||No College|
|16||Hendriks, Liam||RP||6-0||225||02/10/1989||9||No College|
|22||Laureano, Ramon||CF||5-11||200||07/15/1994||2||No College|
|44||Luzardo, Jesus||RP||6-1||205||09/30/1997||1||No College|
|55||Manaea, Sean||SP||6-5||245||02/01/1992||4||No College|
|33||Mengden, Daniel||SP||6-1||225||02/19/1993||4||Texas A&M|
|47||Montas, Frankie||SP||6-2||245||03/21/1993||4||No College|
|12||Murphy, Sean||C||6-3||220||10/04/1994||1||No College|
|64||Neuse, Sheldon||2B||6-0||195||No College|
|28||Olson, Matt||1B||6-5||230||03/29/1994||4||No College|
|36||Petit, Yusmeiro||RP||6-1||255||11/22/1984||12||No College|
|18||Pinder, Chad||LF||6-2||207||03/29/1992||4||Virginia Tech|
|23||Profar, Jurickson||2B||6-0||190||02/20/1993||6||No College|
|48||Soria, Joakim||RP||6-3||200||05/18/1984||12||No College|
|39||Treinen, Blake||RP||6-5||227||06/30/1988||6||No College|
|62||Trivino, Lou||RP||6-5||240||10/01/1991||2||No College|
|57||Wendelken, J.B.||RP||6-1||240||03/24/1993||3||No College|